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Old 03-04-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
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Another Newbie question....Alias


I have a command I like to use a lot with a particular parameter and I would like to have it execute that way by just typing the command. I know I read this somewhere and it's pretty easy, but I forget how and I don't know where to look. What's the command?
 
Old 03-04-2005, 02:26 AM   #2
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hi there,

this depends of which shell you are using.
supposing bash, try
Code:
alias something="something --blah --blah"
then your command "something" will be executed automatic with the parameters --blah --blah.
you if want that forever, add this line to your .bashrc file.

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Old 03-04-2005, 02:33 AM   #3
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if you do that, can you then use that command, with a different set of arguments? ie if you
Code:
alias shutdown=shutdown -h now
could you then
Code:
shutdown -r now
?? Just wondering

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Old 03-04-2005, 02:36 AM   #4
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in that case u will need to write a shell script instead of just alias.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 04:29 AM   #5
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yep,

indeed and that is the danger to make everything an alias...
you could use sometrick like calling your first alias shutdown1 but this could bring a mess quite fast to your computer.
i agree with krishvij, write a small shell script and everything is solved keeping the feng-shui...

regards

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Old 03-04-2005, 10:58 AM   #6
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Thumbs up Thanks Slackie!

I guess I kind of answered that myself. Let's just say I want to take a look at the .bashrc file and make this change permanent, but I'm not quite sure where to look. If I use "find" I need to specify a path name. Is there a way to look if the absolute path is unknown?

Once I find this file, I can open it with a text editor and add the line at the bottom, correct? I think I'm going to try to work with emacs for now. Good start?
 
  


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